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Holeslack Farmhouse

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Kendal, Cumbria

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Built in the sixteenth century, Holeslack Farmhouse is a Grade II listed building retaining many original and unique features including a spiral staircase and seventeenth-century oak cupboards. It is a spacious and welcoming house with a large garden which makes it ideal for family groups. There are distant views of Sizergh Castle and across the surrounding countryside.

The farmhouse is on the Sizergh Castle estate that stands at the gateway to the Lake District and is set in 1600 acres of limestone countryside. You can explore the numerous walks across the estate, many with panoramic views across Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland fells. On your ‘to do list’ should be the popular local walk along Scout Scar, a spectacular limestone pavement.

This an excellent location, just 15 minutes drive from Windermere and 10 minutes from the market town of Kendal, when in need of cafes, restaurants and shops. It offers easy access to the Winster and Lyth valleys, beautiful areas for walking and cycling.

The National Trust has events and activities at Sizergh Castle to appeal to all ages. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, activities and garden highlights when planning your holiday.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Large farmhouse kitchen with wood burning stove, dining room, sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
First floor
Four bedrooms (2 doubles and 2 twins), 2 bathrooms with showers over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Parking for up to three cars at the end of the track leading to the house.

The final approach track is quite steep so arrival in daylight is recommended.

Garden: A large enclosed garden is to the front and side of the house.

Television: FreeSat is provided at this cottage.

Please note: The washing machine is situated in the adjoining outhouse.

Please note: In addition to the historical spiral staircase, there is another set of stairs.

Water pressure in the cottage can vary at certain times of the year.

Cottage details
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
009017
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Open fire / stove
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
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Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

The Lake District, Cumbria
Derwentwater, The Lake District, Cumbria  © Joe Cornish

The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages, campsites and bunkhouses are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.

Lake District
Sailing on Derwentwater, Lake District, Cumbria. © Paul Harris

The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • Visit www.gocumbria.co.uk
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Pony Trekking
  • Walking and visit www.ntlakesoutdoors.org.uk
National Trust places to visit
Sizergh Castle and Garden
Sizergh Beautiful medieval house, extended in Elizabethan times, surrounded by rich gardens and estate in Cumbria's special limestone country
Fell Foot Park
Fell Foot Park Country park beside Lake Windermere
Windermere and Troutbeck
Fine walking country around the shores of Windermere, including Bridge House and the Footprint Building
Hill Top
Hill Top Delightful small 17th-century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories
Cartmel Priory Gatehouse
14th-century gatehouse of medieval priory
Townend
Townend 17th-century Lake District stone and slate house, former home of a wealthy farming family

Reviews

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • August 2016
    • Unknown
    Fantastic location

    We all loved the tranquility of the farmhouse, the beauty of the setting and the spaciousness and comfort of the accommodation for three generations of our extended family. It was sparkling clean. Thank you! The provision of large kitchen, range cooker and large fridge freezer, washer and dryer was a real bonus for a family holiday cottage. The garden was enclosed and the farmhouse gave us lots of safe access to walks for lively children! We were able to access Sizergh castle easily and enjoy the family friendly activities there. Although its to the south of the lake district we all visited various places easily. Our National trust membership was fully utilised! We all agreed it was a fantastic location and just right for us all.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2016
    • Unknown
    Enjoyed location of property

    We enjoyed the location of the property. Easy walk to Sizergh castle and many other walks straight from property so no car needed. The property was spacious and quiet in the bedrooms. Can recommend the Wheatsheaf pub for excellent meals. Easy access to Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal and so many other attractions.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2016
    • Unknown
    Enjoyed location of property

    We enjoyed the location of the property. Easy walk to Sizergh castle and many other walks straight from property so no car needed. The property was spacious and quiet in the bedrooms. Can recommend the Wheatsheaf pub for excellent meals. Easy access to Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal and so many other attractions.

  • Jane Borrows
    • April 2016
    • Cheshire
    Lovely and clean

    Stayed at this house many times. We love its location and the fact that it is very clean. Last year disappointed as no logs or kindling at all not even fire laid. Very different this year supply left and appreciated. We will book again.

  • Barbara Carberry
    • October 2015
    • York
    Excellent comfort

    The large farmhouse was perfect for our group 7 adults. The views were good, the location perfect, the cleanliness and comfort excellent. It really felt like our home for the weekend!! A special place for a family get together and celebration. Information about walks and footpaths from the house would have been useful.

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